James Donaldson & Sons has been operating for over 150 years and is still within the Donaldson family over six generations later. Throughout time, JDS has grown exponentially through innovation and acquisition - having invested in key businesses that compliment the group's current capabilities.
Our six businesses trade and operate independently, with each specialising in a particular sector. However all of them in turn operate within the JDS group and in doing so share best practice, innovation, purchasing synergies and market analysis.
Our commitment to being a responsible and sustainable group is reflected in our policies, and we have reinvested £10 million in the last 4 years to grow and improve the business.
New to JDS? Here are some fast facts about the James Donaldson & Sons group that are good to know!
Grounded in strong values
Our Vision and Mission set out where we want to take our business and how we will get there but it is our values that really inform who we are. They are the DNA of our business and they guide every decision we make.
Having been around for over 150 years, JDS has seen two world wars, several recessions and many changes to the construction industry. However through dedication and determination, the group has continued to grow and proposer. Find out more about the fascinating history of the Donaldson family's timber business.
Meet the board
With over 740 employees, people are unarguably our best asset. Included in this is our board, who are passionate and dedicated experts who work continuously to drive the group forward.
Committed to people and planet
Working in the timber industry, we realise the part we play in driving sustainability and responsible foresting. That's why 97% of our timber is sustainably resourced. We are FSC and PEFC accredited and have a number of quality and sustainability processes and procedures in place to ensure we operate responsibly.